Join Our 5th & 6th Grade Students for Their Civil Rights Comic Release Party! ~ March 19th

know_your_cityJoin Know Your City and Lisa and Karinsa’s students at the Oregon Historical Society for the release party for a new series of comics created by our 5th and 6th-grade students!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACelebrate with educators and students as they present their work, and talk about the program, which aims to teach students about local civil rights through comic making. The event will include a slideshow, readings, a display of artwork.  Presentations will be begin promptly at 6pm and light refreshments will be served.

comic1The event is part of a term-long study of the history of civil rights movement and local African American history at SW Charter School. During the course of several weeks teachers Lisa Colombo and Karinsa Kelly led the students in discussions and readings covering topics including exclusion laws, the Vanport flood, school segregation and integration. Students also took field trips around Portland and participated in history-themed scavenger hunts.

comic2Students also studied comic books and how to make and write comics. With guidance from visiting artist Lisa Eisenberg, participants partook in a comic making intensive, where they built on what they’ve learned in class about local history and wrote and illustrated short comics.

Please help us celebrate our young people’s work, which will be on display for one-night-only!

Civil Rights Comics Release Party w/ SW Charter School
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave.
5:30pm-7pm (presentation starts promptly at 6pm)

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